What A Mom!
Today is Mother’s Day 2017 and at Oak Street Church it was celebrated in worship, praise and dedication. We began our service with a time when several parents brought their young children before the congregation. First they dedicated themselves to guide their children in a way that will point them toward trust in God and which encourages a noble life. At the same time, the children were dedicated to be fed with the knowledge of God’s love. In support of this family dedication, our church family dedicated ourselves to build up these parents in the ways that will enable them to remain on task and not to despair. In the message that followed, Pastor Joe focused on the Proverbs 31:10-31 woman. That woman cares not only for her own family, but also for those outside her “sphere of responsibility”. She recognizes the opportunities of ministry that God puts in front of her and cheerfully allows God to use her as a channel of blessing — giving glory to God and bringing joy of those who know her. The remainder of the message is better heard than summarized, so be blessed as you hear it.